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Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
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10:00 - 16:45
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Wed - Fri 10:00 - 21:45
Sat - Tue 10:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one...

Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.

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Excellent museum

This is a great museum with a range of fine collections mostly started (I think) around the late 1800s/early 1900s. They are famous for their collection of Impressionists. We... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015
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London
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This is a great museum with a range of fine collections mostly started (I think) around the late 1800s/early 1900s. They are famous for their collection of Impressionists. We didn't see any. We did go to the fine early Egyptian archaeology - fantastic very early artefacts and to the current exhibition Class Distinctions, Dutch artists in the time of Rembrandt... More 

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Pomona, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

The museum is located right along the Green "T" Line. Purchase a CharlieCard and get anywhere you need to go in Boston easily and inexpensively. Park your car. One of your first stops should be the Museum of Fine Arts. It's small enough to not be overwhelming and tiring, yet full of great collections. Also, with your ticket purchase ($25... More 

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Boston,ma
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

We've been to the upscale restaurant at the MFA (can't remember its exact name) several times over the last few years. The tables are wonderfully widely spaced. The decor is lovely. The food always has a special twist and is invariably tasty. I especially like the comfort foods on offering. I'm putting the oldest "when did you travel" because we... More 

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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Museum full of different types of art. Classic to contemporary. Needs more than a day to tour all. I got student ticket and it allows you to go back for a free visit within ten days. Worth the price. The only thing I found expensive is the food. Either you have >20$ an entrée at one resto or 25$ for... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

The MFA combines collections of art from America's history (and other pieces from around the world) with interesting contemporary art. We enjoyed coffee in the stylish New American Cafe. Worth noting that if you can't see everything in one hit your ticket gives one free repeat visit within 10 days.

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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

if you're an art lover, you will want to spend plenty of time for exploration to feel satisfied with your trip, and you should consider taking a complimentary tour to get a grasp on the collections. The museum is one of the best around, which its admission prices reflect ($25 for adult); although tickets run a bit high, they're valid... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

we went for the goya and discovered a room full of wyeths. what a lovely surprise! the MFA has become a very busy and crowded place. however, there were many knowledgeable staff available to give directions, (its really easy to get turned around even with the map) ,and information. i gather they are volunteers, and they are great. we hadn't... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

I enjoyed a day in the museum. The American wing was interesting. The garden of the museum is very nice to take a break.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We toured the Boston of Museum of Fine Arts on Friday and were knocked-out by the impressionists represented and John Singer Sargent's works. We took our time and sort of wallowed in the moment. We then returned on Monday to the Fine Arts museum for an exhibition of "Class Distinctions, Dutch Painting In the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer". This... More 

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Liberty, Missouri
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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

The museum is chock full of great exhibits, works of art, historical adaptations and more. From ancient finds to modern art, there's something of interest for all. Go after 4 pm on Wednesday for free.

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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